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WASHINGTON, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.
This looks like a good spot. NASA picks the prime target for its next mission to Mars.
After a journey of more than 7 1/2 years, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was expected to enter orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, this morning.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.
Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet, pose intriguing questions for the science team to explore as the spacecraft nears its destination.
Samples obtained by the Mars Rover Curiosity during recent drilling activity appear to indicate that acidic conditions were once present in the region of the Red Planet known as Mount Sharp, officials from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed on Thursday.
Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers).
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online RoboSimian, an ape-like robot designed by the boffins at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is set to square off against up to 18 other mechanical competitors next June as part of the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). The DARPA Robotics Challenge, created by the defense research group following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant accident in Japan, tasked some of the foremost robotics experts in...
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more.
To the theme song of "2001: A Space Odyssey" a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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